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Winter Angel Lace Dress for 14-inch Dolls

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Doll Dress Knitting Pattern

This seamless dress features raglan sleeves and a festive appearance courtesy of the lace motif in the skirt. It is sized for 14 ½ – 15” dolls such as Wellie Wishers, Hearts4Hearts, Glitter Girls, Ruby Red Fashions Dolls, etc.

Skills Required/Techniques Used:
---Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
---Increasing: yarn over (YO), make 1 (m1). knit in front and back (kfr&b)
---Decreasing: knit 2 together (k2tog), slip-slip-knit (ssk), knit 3 together through back loops (k3togtbl)
---Working in the round on double pointed needles
---Working lace patterns
---Picking up stitches

Size: fits 141/2-inch dolls like American Girl Wellie Wishers, Glitter Girls, Ruby Bed Fashion Friends and other dolls with similar body.

Materials: Alize (affiliate link) Angora Gold lace weight yarn (80% acrylic, 20% wool), 100 gr/ 601 yard (825 m) - 1 ball.

Needles: circular and double pointed needles (dpn) US # 1 (2.25mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: 24sts x 40 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch.

Notions:
yarn needle, 4 stitch markers, sew-on snaps, sewing needle and thread of matching color, small embellishments of your choice (optional).

Abbreviations:
k - knit
p - purl
k2tog - knit 2 together
k2tog tbl - knit 2 together through back loop
k3tog tbl - knit 3 together through back loop
kfr&b - knit into front and back
yo - yarn over
pu&k- pick up and knit
yo - yarn over
m1 - make 1 increase - make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row/round purl/knit as a regular stitch.
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
sm - slip marker
pm - place marker
rm - remove marker


Pattern Notes:

Stockinette in rows:
Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2: purl
Repeat 2 rows.

Garter stitch in rows: all rows knit.

Lace Pattern
Row 1 (RS): p1, *yo, k2togtbl, k1, k2tog, yo, p1 - repeat from *
Row 2 (WS): k1 *p5, k1 - repeat from *
Row 3 (RS): p1, *k1,yo, k3togtbl, yo, p1 - repeat from *
Row 4 (WS):k1, *p5, k1 - repeat from *
Repeat rows 1-4

Raglan increases: in every right side (RS) row, work till marker, make 1 (m1), slip marker (sm), knit 1 (k1), m1. There are 4 raglan lines, repeat on each raglan line, thus the number of sts in each RS row will increase by 8.

The selvedge/edge stitches are worked as follows: knit the first stitch and purl the last one.

Button Bands (bb) are worked in garter stitch on 3 stitches in the beginning and in the end of each row.


Short Overview of the Pattern:

The dress is worked top-down, seamlessly, back and forth till the hem. The yoke is worked in stockinette with button bands in garter stitch and raglan increases. The sleeves are worked in rounds on dpn. A-shape of the dress is achieved by increasing the number of stitches between the lace repeats, we make increases in the third row of lace pattern.

Dress

Cast on 39 sts: 1 edge st - 3 sts right button band (bb) - 3 sts right back - 1 st raglan (place the first marker before this st) - 6 sts right sleeve - 1 st raglan (place the second marker before this st) - 9 sts front - 1 st raglan (place the third marker before this st) - 6 sts left sleeve - 1 raglan (place the fourth marker before this st) - 3 sts left back - 3 sts left bb - 1 st edge

Work 2 foundation rows in garter stitch: both rows knit.

Row 1 (RS): *knit till marker, m1, sm, k1, m1 - repeat from * 4 times, knit till last st, p1. + 8 sts

Row 2 (WS): k4, purl till last 4 sts, k3, p1.

Repeat rows 1-2 seven more times.

The number of sts after
row 1 = 47
row 3 = 55
row 5 = 63
row 7 = 71
row 9 = 79
row 11 = 87
row 13 = 95
row 15 = 103


Divide for sleeves and bodice:

Row 17 (RS): k16, rm, transfer the next 22 sts to a piece of waste yarn, rm, co 2, k 27, rm, transfer the next 22 sts to a piece of waste yarn, rm, co 2, k15, p1. = 63 sts

Row 18: k4, p55, k3, p1.

Row 19 (RS): k 4, * p1, yo, k2togtbl, k1, k2tog, yo, - repeat from * 9 times, p1, k3, p1.

Row 20: k4, * k1, p5 - repeat from * 9 times, k4, p1.

Row 21(RS): k4, *p1, k1, yo, k3togtbl, yo, k1 - repeat from * 9 times, p1, k3, p1.

Row 22 (WS): like row 20

Repeat rows 19 and 20 one more time

Row 25 (RS, increase row): k4, *m1, p1, m1, k1, yo, k3togtbl, yo, k1, - rep from * 9 times, m1, p1, m1, k3, p1. = 83 sts

Row 26: k4, * k3, p5, - repeat from * 9 times, k6, p1

Row 27 (RS): k4, *p3, yo, k2togtbl, k1, k2tog, yo, - repeat from * 9 times, p3, k3, p1.

Row 28 like row 26

Row 29: k4, * p2, k1, yo, k3togtbl, yo, k1 - repeat from * 9 times, p2, k3, p1.

Row 30 (WS): like 26

Repeat rows 27-30 two more times (rows 31-39)

Repeat rows 27-28 one more time (rows 39-40)

Row 41 (RS, increase row): k4, *m1, p3, m1, k1, yo, k3togtbl, yo, k1 - repeat from * 9 times, m1, p3, m1, k3, p1. = 103 sts

Row 42 (WS): k4, *k5, p5 - repeat from * 9 times, k8, p1.

Row 43: k4, *p5, yo, k2togtbl, k1, k2tog, yo - repeat from * 9 times, p5, k3, p1

Row 44: like row 42

Row 45: k4, *p5, k1, yo, k3togtbl, yo, k1 - repeat from * 9 times, p5, k3, p1

Row 46 (WS): like 42

Repeat rows 43-46 one more time (rows 47-50)

Repeat rows 43-44 one more time (rows 51-52)

Row 53 (RS, increase row): k4, *m1, p5, m1, k1, yo, k3togtbl, yo, k1 - repeat from * 9 times, m1, p5, m1, k3, p1. = 123 sts

Row 54 (WS): k4: *k7, p5 - repeat from * 9 times, k10, p1.

Row 55: k4, *p7, yo, k2togtbl, k1, k2tog, yo, - repeat from * 9 times, p7, k3, p1.

Row 56: like 54

Row 57: k4, * p7, k1, yo, k3togtbl, yo, k1 - repeat from * 9 times, p7, k3, p1.

Row 58: like 54

Repeat rows 55-58 one more time (rows 59-62) or, if you want a longer dress, 2-3 times.

Hem rows 63-68: all rows knit till last st, p1.

Bind off. Cut yarn.


Sleeves

Work one sleeve at a time.

Transfer 22 sts from waste yarn on 3 dpn: 7-8-7 sts per needle, pu&k 2 underarm sts = 24 sts.

Work 33 rounds, all rounds knit. Bind off, cut yarn. or Work 30 rounds in stockinette - all rounds knit, work 3 more rounds in garter stitch: rounds 31 and 33 purl, round 32 knit. Bind off.


Finishing:

Weave in all yarn ends. Sew invisible plastic snaps on the button bands.

Have fun!


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